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4 Day Taste of Umbria Culinary Vacation in the Province of Perugia

Spoleto, Perugia, Umbria, Italy

Unique Culinary Tour in Italy

Looking for a culinary tour in Italy? Then join Food N' Wine Vacations culinary vacation in Umbria. This is one of the best culinary tours of Italy. This getaway to the heart of Italy is all about unique experiences. You will have access to culinary experiences most travelers don’t have. Your adventures in Umbria will take you truffle hunting, cheese making, olive oil tasting, cured meat tasting, and most importantly mouth watering delicious Umbrian and Italian meals. Come and spend your long weekend in this gastronomic paradise!

Highlights

  • Daily food tours
  • Visit to olive oil mill with light lunch
  • Guided tours: Orvieto, Spoleto, Norcia, Assisi, Bevagna, Spello
  • 1 truffle hunting adventure with Truffle based lunch
  • Learn making Ricotta and Pecorino cheese
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

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3 days with instruction
Group size: 6-8 participants
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Accommodation

You will be staying in a privately owned 15-century palazzo that has been beautifully restored. It has beautiful Italian gardens and stunning views which you can enjoy with your breakfast. Each room, with its unique architecture, color, and décor is reminiscent of a noble’s room of the past.

Program

In this culinary vacation in Umbria, you will get to stay in the heart of an Italian town and live among the town's people. You will be introduced to local artisans who will share their life experiences with you. You will hunt truffles with a real truffle hunter, you will have a lunch based on truffles, you will visit a family farm in the countryside to see how they make fresh Ricotta cheese and explore stunning towns, and much more.

This tour could be a great extension after Food N' Wine Vacations' tour to Tuscany. Your tour guide will pick you up from the villa in Chianti to start the tour in Umbria. If you are joining from a different tour, meet Food N' Wine Vacations at Orvieto train station at 11:00 am.

Sample daily itinerary

Day 1

Meet your host at 11:00 am at Orvieto train station. Today you will discover Orvieto, Umbria’s grand hill town. The town sits majestically on a big chunk of volcanic rock called tuff. Built over several generations, the Duomo is one of the seven wonders of Italy; and the dense, organic, medieval fabric of the town dictates the human scale of today’s centro storico, with its cafes and restaurants, its bookshops and artisans’ work.

Orvieto has long kept the secret of its labyrinth of caves and tunnels. You will have a special access to private underground caves that accidentally was discovered by the owners. Next, you’ll visit an olive mill and have a light lunch. In the afternoon you’ll drive to Spoleto. And in the evening you will walk to dinner at a family-owned restaurant for an unforgettable evening.

Day 2

A great way to start your day is to have breakfast on the beautiful terrace - enjoy the stunning views! After breakfast you’ll enjoy one of the prettiest drives in the region. You will drive through Valnerina (little valley of Nera) with its dramatic craggy mountain peaks, perched hamlets and stone villages until you reach a family farm. You will join a truffle hunter and his dog searching for the illusive and famous truffles of Umbria. Then you will enjoy lunch that includes fresh pasta with truffles.

In the afternoon you will visit a magical hilltown called Spello. Spello has some of Italy’s best preserved city walls, many of them Roman, some medieval. Spello’s main point of interest is the town itself: its hundreds of steep medieval streets and stairways, arches and angles, decorated by colorful seasonal flowers. Upon returning to Spoleto you have the evening to relax.

Day 3

After breakfast, you will drive through perched hamlets and stone villages until we reach a family farm where we will watch a family member making fresh Ricotta cheese. After tasting this delectable cheese we will visit a medieval gem, the town of Bevagna. Bevagna, a fairy tale town is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. It boasts stunning Roman mosaics, a pair of fascinating Romanesque churches and the re-creation of a medieval merchant’s house of the early 14th-century. You will have time to walk around and enjoy lunch on your own. In the afternoon we will explore Assisi. Perched high above the flat valley floor next to Monte Subasio, the cobbled streets of Assisi wind across the hill with spectacular views of the valley below. You will have time for shopping and exploring before we return to Spoleto for a free evening

Day 4

If you have other travel plans you can take a train from Spoleto. Food N' Wine Vacations can help you with logistics, train tickets, or a private transfer.

Included excursions

  • Discover Spoleto 13th century fortress
  • Drive through one of the prettiest drives in the region, Valnerina (little valley of Nera)
  • Explore Orvieto's caves and tunnels
  • Shop and explore the cobbled streets of Assisi
  • Visit Norcia's famous butcheries
  • Visit two medieval towns of Bevagna and Spello

Location

This culinary tour will take place in Umbria region, Italy.

Food

Everyday you will be provided with delicious breakfast at your hotel. Also, you would be served two lunches and one dinner. As part of the culinary tour, you will partake in unique experience tasting various specialties from the region. You will visit an olive mill and have a light lunch there. On the same night, you will have dinner at a family-owned restaurant.

On day two, you will be visiting a family cheese farm, where you will learn how to make how they make Ricotta and Pecorino cheeses. Then you will enjoy a unique truffle based lunch at a local restaurant frequented by locals. In Norcia, you will be tasting cured meats.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Group transfers as described in the itinerary
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinner
  • Cheese tasting
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Truffle hunting
  • Private tour guide
  • Transportation to all excursions

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Custom dates

This vacation is also available on other dates for private groups, please contact Food N' Wine Vacations for further information.

 

Special discount

If you are booking another tour with Food N' Wine Vacations, you are eligible for a special discount of 200 USD per person.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

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